Cemetery

Bethel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery

Located in church yard 1/2 mile north of Hickman's Crossroads on Hickman Road (Hwy 57 becomes Hickman Rd at state line) in Brunswick County, NC. From Conway take Hwy 90 north to SC Hwy 57 at Wampee. Take Hwy 57 and go across state line approximately1 mile church is on left. Surveyed on 2 Aug 1999 by Danny Lee Blanton and dedicated to the memory of my mother Annie Jane Ward Blanton Ward Simmons buried here as was a church member.

Though now known as the church cemetery it was originally a family graveyard. Even now the large percentage of persons buried are descendants of William Marsdon Benton and his wife Prudence E Cox who gave the property for the cemetery and church building. The oldest stone dates from 1885 though there are many unmarked grave that are probably older. Family tradition says that his parents, Arthur Benton and Rebecca Sellers are buried here.

  1. Adams, Marcus(s/o M C & Frances M Adams) 28 Sep 1880 - 16 Sep 1885
  2. Anderson, Marion Dewey(adopted s/o WM & Prudence Benton) 21 May 1898 - 31 Jul 1980
  3. Anderson, Pearl Ward(w/o Dewey Anderson) 15 Jul 1905 - 17 Jun 1985
  4. Andrews, Christine Cox(d/o Arren & Mary Cox) 12 Mar 1921 - 19 Dec 1979
  5. Ball, Sara Atha Lee(d/o John & Addie Lee) 3 Aug 1926 - 20 Oct 1973
  6. Bellamy, Joseph B(h/o P Malissie Bellamy) 1879 - 1942
  7. Bellamy, Leatha T(d/o W E Benton) 8 Aug 1895 - 12 Mar 1967
  8. Bellamy, Margaret F(d/o J B & Malissie Bellamy?) 25 Aug 1935 - 30 Nov 1935
  9. Bellamy, P Malissie(w/o Joseph B Bellamy) 1896 - 1935
  10. Bellamy, William L(h/o Letha T Bellamy) 29 Jan 1893 - 28 Jul 1965
  11. Bennett, Mina Lettie(w/o Lewis H Benton) 7 Jul 1886 - 8 Feb 1918
  12. Benton, infant son and daughter of Lewis& Lettie Benton no dates
  13. Benton, Anthony E "Tony"(s/o Earl Benton) 20 Apr 1952 - 17 Jul 1994
  14. Benton, Bertha Powell(w/o William Carliss Benton) 25 Nov 1905 - 8 Nov 1971
  15. Benton, Curby B(s/o W E Benton) 24 Mar 1894 - 7 Oct 1984
  16. Benton, Hattie E(w/o Curby Benton) 20 Oct 1893 - 4 Mar 1985
  17. Benton, Ellis McKinley Sr(h/o Lottie Mintz) 6 Jul 1907 - 10 Aug 1991
  18. Benton, Emma E dates unreadable
  19. Benton, Emma Jane Carter(w/o W E Benton) 3 Sep 1872 - 5 May 1926
  20. Benton, Larry Ellis 1 Dec 1950 - 25 Aug 1978
  21. Benton, Lottie(d/o E M & Lottie Benton) 15 May 1946 - 16 May 1946
  22. Benton, Lottie Lucille Mintz(w/o E M Benton) 20 Jul 1911 - 15 Feb 1993
  23. Benton, Lundy Ervin 1898 - 1942
  24. Benton, Maggie Walker Blanton(w/o Jesse Blanton & W E Benton) broken stone
  25. Benton, Prudence E Cox(w/o W M Benton) 12 Nov 1836 - 15 Jul 1919
  26. Benton, Robert W(s/o E M & Lottie Benton) 23 Apr 1930 - 4 Mar 1931
  27. Benton, Rutilla M(w/o W E Benton) 8 May 1864 - 19 Feb 1911
  28. Benton, Sarah Elizabeth(d/o W M & Prudence Benton) 6 Mar 1867 - 16 Apr 1942
  29. Benton, William Carliss(s/o Solon Maloy Benton) 10 Apr 1907 - 10 Aug 1980
  30. Benton, William E(s/o W M & Prudence Benton) 3 Mar 1862 - 30 Sep 1943
  31. Benton, William M(h/o Prudence E Cox) 20 Mar 1833 - 21 Sep 1916
  32. Best, Ella H(w/o R R Best) 18 Jul 1895 - 24 Apr 1988
  33. Best, Raleigh R(h/o Ella H Best) 1 Aug 1895 - 24 Jan 1982
  34. Brown, Beddie Russ(w/o W A Brown) 6 Aug 1897 - 26 Apr 1962
  35. Brown, Herman Daly 1900 - 1947
  36. Brown, William A(h/o Beddie Russ) 28 Jul 1890 - 3 Nov 1956
  37. Carter, Harriet Ellen Benton(d/o W M & Prudence Benton) died Jul 1931
  38. Carter, Ella Ward(d/o Ebby and Emma Ward) 11 Jun 1877 - 16 Mar 1974
  39. Carter, John F(h/o Mary Bennett) 20 Jan 1872 - 15 Sep 1920
  40. Carter, William M(h/o Ella Ward) 28 May 1875 - 13 Jan 1970
  41. Coleman, Lila Ann(w/o Richard Coleman) 11 Aug 1883 - 4 Mar 1974
  42. Coleman, Richard J(h/o Lila Ann Coleman) 6 Jan 1862 - 13 Nov 1942
  43. Cox, Arren Taylor (s/o Alex & Chrissie Benton Taylor) 10 Oct 1889 - 16 Nov 1962
  44. Cox, Myrtle Kitchen(w/o Arren T Cox) 30 Nov 1903 - 14 Sep 1993
  45. Davis, Edison C 30 Oct 1917 - 25 Nov 1992 U S Marines WWII
  46. Davis, Frankie H 14 Feb 1921 - 15 Feb 1990 U S Army WWII
  47. Davis, Lonnie Zeb(s/o Zeb & Matha Davis) 29 Nov 1944 - 12 Dec 1961
  48. Davis, Matha Sarvis(w/o Zeb Davis) 4 Sep 1922 - 15 Jan 1980
  49. Davis, Zeb(h/o Matha Sarvis) 9 Jan 1922 -
  50. Goodwin, Dorothy E 13 Jan 1922 - 3 Sep 1967
  51. Graham, Heath Lynn(infant son of Seth & Alinda Graham) 8 Feb 1972
  52. Halks, John J(h/o Maude Alma Blanton) 9 Jun 1885 - 8 Dec 1955
  53. Halks, Maude A(d/o Joseph & Emma Blanton) 23 Sep 1897 - 17 Oct 1984
  54. Hardee, Lessie M McLamb(w/o W A Hardee) 1 Jan 1901 -
  55. Hardee, William A (s/o Ferny & Rebecca Benton Hardee) 24 Aug 1896 - 19 Sep 1968
  56. Hewett, Calvin Q (s/o James & Levie Hewett) 6 Sep 1925 - 5 Oct 1970
  57. Hewett, David Lindberg (s/o James & Levie Hewett) 9 Jan 1934 - 18 Dec 1971
  58. Hewett, Levie Mae(w/o James B Hewett) 1 Apr 1904 - 7 Jul 1996
  59. Hewett, James B(h/o Levie Mae Hewett) 6 Jan 1892 - 11 May 1959 WWII
  60. Hickman, Geneare(d/o W M & Ella Carter) 31 Mar 1915 - 8 Oct 1951
  61. Hinson, Vera M Long(d/o Louis & Pollie McLamb) 1915 - 1988
  62. King, Madie Belle Lee(d/o William "Joe" Lee) 11 May 1922 -
  63. King, Benjamin R(h/o Madie Belle Lee) 2 Aug 1919 - 19 Apr 1964
  64. Lee, Addie Mae Smith(w/o John S Lee) 23 Dec 1902 -
  65. Lee, Bessie Moore(w/o Daniel Rockwell Lee) 31 Mar 1926 - 27 Feb 1957
  66. Lee, Daniel R(s/o James P & Dollie Lee) 1921 - 1997 (coble funeral marker)
  67. Lee, Dollie N(w/o James P Lee) 1 Jul 1885 - 5 Feb 1970
  68. Lee, Donal Dean(s/o Daniel & Bessie Lee) 20 Jan 1943 - 3 May 1945
  69. Lee, James P(s/o S J & J A Lee) 2 Jul 1886 - 6 Apr 1965
  70. Lee, Jathan Gattlen(s/o Samuel and Julia Lee) 6 Mar 1908 - 22 Jan 1971
  71. Lee, John Samuel(s/o S J & Julia Benton Lee) 1 Sep 1894 - 26 Apr 1962
  72. Lee, Julia A Benton(d/o W M & P E Benton) Mar 1872 - Jun 1942
  73. Lee, Jerry Wayne(s/o William Joseph Lee) 7 Apr 1951 - 23 Apr 1973
  74. Lee, Martha L(w/o William Joseph Lee) 20 Feb 1908 - 5 Jun 1962
  75. Lee, Prudence Elmina(d/o J S & A M Lee) 6 Apr 1916 - 17 Jun 1922
  76. Lee, R Dale(s/o Daniel & Bessie Lee) 6 Dec 1953 - 21 May 1954
  77. Lee, Rufus G(s/o Elbert and Charity Lee) 3 Oct 1931 - 27 Mar 1971
  78. Lee, Ruth Lewis(w/o Jathan G Lee) 12 Dec 1908 - 2 Sep 1996
  79. Lee, Samuel Bernice(s/o J S & A M Lee) 16 Apr 1913 - 3 Jul 1934
  80. Lee, Samuel James(h/o Julia Ann Benton) Mar 1865 - Jun 1936
  81. Lee, William Joseph(s/o Samuel & Julia Lee) 3 Mar 1891 - 25 Dec 1966
  82. Lewis, Charity B(w/o R O Lewis) 15 Jul 1901 - 24 Nov 1991
  83. Lewis, Dudley P(h/o Louise Lewis) 4 Sep 1920 -
  84. Lewis, Dudley Deyonn(s/o Dudley & Louise Lewis) 16 Aug 1955 - 7 Apr 1988
  85. Lewis, Louise L(w/o Dudley Lewis) 10 May 1921 -
  86. Lewis, Romeo(h/o Charity Benton) 1899 - 1960
  87. Lewis, infant son of R O & C B Lewis 1933
  88. Long, Adrien D(h/o Vera M Long Hinson) 1908 - 1961
  89. McDonald, Edward L, Jr(s/o Edward & Pauline McDonald) 29 Apr 1940 -
  90. McDonald, Pauline(d/o Louis & Pollie Benton) 24 Dec 1922 - 10 Feb 1944
  91. McLamb, Aaron Drake(s/o Louis& Pollie McLamb) 5 Jun 1917 - 28 Dec 1994
  92. McLamb, Baby(Infant Of L D McLamb?) died at birth 5 Apr 1936
  93. McLamb, Connie P(d/o James & Evolulu McLamb) 29 Sep 1945 - 14 Jul 1946
  94. McLamb, Ella Mae 4 Jul 1935
  95. McLamb, Evolulu Anderson(d/o Dewey Anderson & w/o James McLamb) 28 Oct 1922 -
  96. McLamb, Gail Hickman(w/o Jimmy McLamb) 12 Apr 1945 -
  97. McLamb, infant (d/o Jimmy & Gail MCLamb) 12 Oct 1965 - 12 Oct 1965
  98. McLamb, Elder James M(s/o Louis & Polly McLamb) 14 May 1926 - 8 Mar 1990
  99. McLamb, Jimmy Allison(s/o L M & Myrtle McLamb) 27 Nov 1941 -
  100. McLamb, Lena Fulwood(w/o Aaron McLamb) 18 Jan 1917 - 23 May 1993
  101. McLamb, Lennon M(s/o Louis & Pollie McLamb) 2 May 1920 - 6 Mar 1991
  102. McLamb, Louis Jr(s/o L D McLamb?) 28 Dec 1934 - 5 Jun 1935
  103. McLamb, Louis Dayton Sr 14 Dec 1912 - 4 Sep 1986
  104. McLamb, Lora Jo(d/o Sibyl & W J McLamb,Jr) no dates
  105. McLamb, Lydia Edna Todd(w/o W J McLamb Sr) 19 Jul 1908 - 15 Apr 1967
  106. McLamb, Louis Allen(h/o Polly B McLamb) 18 Oct 1875 - 13 Mar 1967
  107. McLamb, Myrtle Gore(w/o LM McLamb) 31 Dec 1920 -
  108. McLamb, Nellie Mae Carter(d/o W M & Ella Carter) 29 Mar 1911 -
  109. McLamb, Pollie B(d/o W E & Rutilla Benton) 23 Mar 1882 - 4 Apr 1972
  110. McLamb, Ramona Earl(d/o W J & Lydia McLamb) 25 Sep 1930 - 26 Oct 1993
  111. McLamb, Robert Jerry(s/o Robert & Nellie McLamb) 20 Sep 1939 -
  112. McLamb, Robert Lee(h/o Nellie Carter) 16 Nov 1908 - 22 Aug 1987
  113. McLamb, William Joseph Sr(s/o Louis & Polly McLamb) 10 Jun 1906 - 28 Apr 1975
  114. Meares, Crinnie B(d/o W M & Prudence Benton) 1882 - 1960
  115. Meares, Frank(h/o Crinnie B ) 1885 - 1953
  116. Mintz, Alma Jean Lucas(w/o W C Mintz) 22 May 1932 -
  117. Mintz, Arementh B(d/o W M & Prudence Benton) 1886 - 1971
  118. Mintz, Bobby Elliot(s/o R W & Dorothy Mintz) 28 Oct 1934 - 12 Apr 1987
  119. Mintz, Bronson(s/o R A & Arementh Mintz) 18 Aug 1907 - 8 Apr 1922
  120. Mintz, Dorothy Carter(d/o W M & Ella Carter) 30 Jun 1900 - 3 Aug 1993
  121. Mintz, Martha(d/o R A & Arementh Mintz) 16 Aug 1922 - 24 Sep 1927
  122. Mintz, Robert Allen(h/o Arementh Benton Mintz) 1864 - 1923
  123. Mintz, Robert Walker(h/o Dorothy Mintz) 10 Apr 1895 - 6 Jul 1957
  124. Mintz, Elder W C, Sr(s/o R W & Dorothy Mintz) 11 May 1932 -
  125. Mintz, William Lacy(s/o R W & Dorothy Mintz) 12 Sep 1925 - 26 Jan 1969
  126. Ottoway, Roy F 1891 - 1960
  127. Platt, Henry O(h/o Lois Moore Platt) 20 Dec 1916 - 3 Feb 1967
  128. Platt, Lela Carolyn(d/o Henry & Lois Platt) 14 Dec 1941 - 1 Oct 1977
  129. Platt, Lois R(d/o Porter & Fannie Moore) 2 Sep 1918 - 10 Feb 1980
  130. Platt, Ronald K(s/o Henry & Lois Platt) 1952 - 1954
  131. Phillips, Frances H(d/o W A & L M Hardee) 30 Aug 1931 -
  132. Simmons, Annie Jane Ward(d/o Needham G and Elmina Ward, w/o Robert L Blanton Jr, Bruce Ward and Randolph Simmons) 20 Aug 1921 - 27 Jun 1999
  133. Somersett, Robert J(h/o Shellie M Somersett) 5 Sep 1905 - 20 Jul 1986
  134. Somersett, Shellie McLamb(d/o Louis & Pollie McLamb) 9 Nov 1903 -
  135. Spivey, Lenord R 1903 - 1931
  136. Starling, "Bud" Marcus L(h/o Katherine Ward Starling Terry) 21 Jul 1924 - 30 Dec 1972
  137. Suggs, child stone unreadable
  138. Suggs, George Benjamin(h/o Theatus Ellen Lee) 25 Nov 1911 - 17 Jan 1965
  139. Suggs, Hazel I(d/o James & Alice Suggs) 11 Jun 1944 - 16 Dec 1946
  140. Suggs, infant daughter(d/o James & Alice Suggs) 25 Nov 1954
  141. Suggs, James Edward(h/o Alice Lee) 29 Jun 1913 - 16 Feb 1973
  142. Suggs, Julia Alice Lee(d/o James & Dollie Lee) 20 May 1919 - 27 Feb 1998
  143. Suggs, Theatus Ellen Lee(d/o J P & Dollie Lee) 21 May 1921 -
  144. Terry, Richard E(h/o Katherine Ward Starling Terry) 16 Mar 1924 - 25 Aug 1978
  145. Thompkins, L B(h/o Mary H Thompkins) 25 Oct 1898 - 21 May 1986
  146. Thompkins, Mary Hardee(w/o L B Thompkins) 23 Feb 1894 - 26 Aug 1961
  147. Ward, Alfrieda McLamb(w/o Allen Ward) 21 Jan 1929 -
  148. Ward, Allen Colon(h/o Alfrieda McLamb) 19 Jul 1922 - 11 Nov 1980
  149. Ward, Julia Elmina Lee(d/o S J & Julia Lee, w/o N G Ward) 15 Sep 1896 - 2 Feb 1982
  150. Ward, Needham G(s/o Ebby & Emma Ward, h/o Elmina Lee) 15 Aug 1881 - 9 Dec 1964
  151. Ward, Needham Garfield Jr(s/o N G & Elmina Ward) 4 Mar 1925 - 5 Sep 1952
  152. Watkins, Dottie M(d/o J P & D N Lee) 16 Aug 1932 - 22 Aug 1994

Contributed by Danny Lee Blanton

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